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St Mary's College Newsletter Term 4, Issue 2

YEAR 4 CAMP

Students attended the Broome Camp School on the 17th-18th of October 2019 to participate in a range of team building activities. All students had a wonderful time participating in a range of activities including kite making, team building games in the pool cooling off and completing the low ropes course.

On Thursday night students had a beach barbeque down at Cable Beach and played a game of beach cricket followed by a movie night.

Although Friday was sweltering hot students absolutely loved getting involved in the activities and represented St Mary’s with pride. We are so proud of the Year 4’s, they demonstrated independence, teamwork and resilience whilst on camp.

Thank you so much to all of our wonderful staff who supported us on camp. Ms Coby, Ms Keryn, Mr Brad, Mr Gerry, Mr Will, Mr Joseph and Miss Jerry, as well as our parent helpers Russell Earle, Luke Matthews and Kimbra McGaw - we couldn’t of done it without you!

“My favourite part of camp was everything!” - Maliyah Angus

“My favourite part of camp was the low ropes course” - Cadel Cobby

“My favourite part of camp was going to the beach for a barbeque and cricket”- Kaleb Crispin

In Memory of Brother Laurie Negus cfc

Much loved past Principal of Nulungu College, Brother Laurie Negus passed away in Perth on 1 November 2019.

Brother Negus, a Christian Brother was Principal from 1978 to 1984. He returned to Broome to work as a Teacher and Superior of his Community from 1988 to 1992.

As a Teacher and Leader, he was a loyal disciple of Jesus, who had the great gift and ability to bring out the best in both staff and students. There will be many families throughout the Kimberley who will remember his joyful , hardworking and generous spirit. May he rest in Peace .

“Let us do ever so little for god, we will be sure He will never forget it, nor let it pass unrewarded”

- Blessed Edmund Rice

News from the Primary Art Room

The 2019 Wirlburu Art Exhibition was held on the Primary Campus at the end of Term 3. Once again the Art Room was transformed into a colourful art gallery featuring the amazing artistic endeavours of our primary students.

This was the 19th year of the Wirlburu Art Exhibition and the fourth year it has been combined with the Primary Learning Journey Evening - making it a truly memorable occasion. The positive feedback and appreciation of the artworks from the school community was a credit to all young artists. This year there were over 700 votes in the People’s Choice Awards. Many thanks to everyone who came to view the exhibition and vote for their favourite artworks. The winners of the People’s Choice Awards are listed below:

Kindy GUR – ISABEL GANNON

Kindy BIR – DAYNE KELLY

PPK -STELLA BLACKMAN

PPS – BASIA GARSTONE

IL – INDI – ROSE MICHAEL

IC – KHALEESI CASSIDY

2M – TEHYA PARRIMAN

2P – JAI’REECE BOWRING

3H – RAZAK BIN SWANI AND AIDA GROENENBERG

3N – KOBE HART

4G – TIA BECKINGHAM

4J – MARGARET PIGRAM

5S – DELANEE DOLBY

5P – ARI BECKINGHAM AND CLEO HUTCHINSON

6L – AMELIA HAMAGUCHI

6J – ZULEEYAH TREACY

A big congratulations to all the students whose work was displayed in the exhibition.

Many thanks to Ms Tania and the College Choir, Ms Melissa and the Year 1 students who performed at the opening, Ms Rose our MC on the evening and Ms Carol Bell who officially opened the exhibition. A special thankyou to - Ms Margie, Ms Reannan, Sr Dorcas, Ms Emma and some of the Year 6 students who helped with setting up the exhibits and Ms Sarah and Ms Katie who designed the colourful certificates.

Ms Josie

(Primary Art Specialist)

School Fees

Final fees for 2019 have been billed, please ensure you have a plan for payment. Feel free to contact Amy Hyett, Business Manager should you wish to discuss.

St Mary's Scholarships 2020

St Mary’s College, Broome Is proud to offer

 Academic Scholarships in 2020

 Catholic Scholarships in 2020

For further information please go to www.stmarysbroome.wa.edu.au/scholarships.html or email anthea.demin@cewa.edu.au

Applications will close on Thursday 21 November 2019

Kindy Orientation 2020

Last week we welcomed our new additions to our College for 2020. There were so many smiling faces excited about starting big school (from parents & kids!)

We have some places available still for three day per week Kindy 2020, please contact our College on 9194 9560 for enrolment information.

Nulungu Chapel Stained Glass Windows

We are all very familiar with the beautiful artwork on our letterheads and school stationery and of course the stunning stain glass window in the Nulungu Chapel.

In the early days of Nulungu, the Christian Brothers had close connections with the people in the Northern Territory and many of our school excursions in the 1980s were to Bathurst Island, Daly River, and surrounding areas.

Recently our long-serving ATA’s Carlene and Helen attended an ATA Seminar in Perth with several other ATA from SMC and other schools where they were thrilled to meet the beautiful Dr. Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr (AO) who created the design for the stain glass window for the Nulungu Chapel. The window was blessed in 1984.

Dr. Miriam Rose Ungunmerr (AO) a member of the Ngangiwumirr language group from Daly River, Northern Territory became the NT’s first fully qualified Aboriginal teacher in 1975. Amongst other great papers and presentations, she continues her work advocating for experiences that allow Indigenous youth to learn to ‘walk in two worlds’

You can follow this link to read the artist’s explanation of some of the symbolism in the design.

http://wkfl.asn.au/religioused/nulungu_window.htm…

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